Here are some of the most poignant moments from our talk with Tom Ritchey.
We've been covering Kona's new Process line for what seems like ages, despite the fact that the bikes are just now making their way into the world. Why have we dropped so much ink on these things? Because it's the best line up from Kona in years. Check out the latest video from Kona and Bike's own Blueprint video.
Enduro is demanding on riders and bikes in the same way: it requires a unique combination of all-out riding and reliability over long stages, multiple days of racing and ultimately a long season. This second chapter follows the best enduro racers in the world from the iconic Mega Avalanche in Alpe d'Huez to the final race of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, Italy.
At the peak of his career, world-renowned trials rider, Martyn Ashton, suffered an accident that paralyzed him. Ashton had been working on his ultimate movie, Road Bike Party 2, which now seemed as if it would never be finished. Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg, Ashton's competitors and friends, have stepped up to finish the movie, which debuts today. Check it out here.
The guys from Mission Workshop brought the company's new Acre mountain biking gear across the Atlantic, for some serious trail testing in the Alps. They also captured that journey in video and in a 75-page photo book featuring the work of Bike senior photographer, Dan Barham. Here's a look inside the project.
Set in some seriously jaw-dropping scenery, this video is a smorgasbord of everything that makes BC great... It's impossible to watch this and not want to ride.
It all starts out with a little trash talking: Who's the "fittest" guy on the Giant squad? Who has the best skills? Obviously Adam Craig, Carl Decker and Josh Johnson don't agree, so it all boils down to a game of "TCX" and some good, old-fashioned cyclocross racing. The stakes are high: Loser has to clean the other guy's bathroom.
Michigan's Upper Peninsula is no place for the faint of heart. When the snow dumps down in feet, rather than inches, the Yoopers just bust out bigger tires and get on with it. Imagine 15 miles of fast, flowy, bermed out single track, in the snow. That's what Marquette's Noquemanon Trails Network has built here, arguably the first trail of its kind.
"From Where We Stand" is about showing the world just how much beauty can be found in unexpected places.... The east coast is comprised of millions of mountain bikers who make up thousands of groups, clubs and organizations. The truth is, we can't think of anywhere else you will find such a close knit group of people in such a far reaching community.
Anyone who rides knows that a misplaced wheel and some pain are always just a millisecond away, but sometimes a video like this comes around and reminds you that it might be a good idea to re-read your Guide to Relocating Parts of Your Body, which has probably been collecting dust on your bookshelf.
Let's say you bust your leg, spend four months recuperating and then face your first day back on the bike. How would that day unfold? How would you ride? A little rusty? A little timid? Not if you are Dustin Gilding. Here's some video and a photo gallery of Gilding's first day back on the bike. Amazing.
With enduro racing quickly picking up speed all over the world, enduro riders have become an essential part in the development of a new generation of components, which combine light weight, durability and flawless performance during long and hard races. SRAM XX1 is an excellent example, as this video shows.
With the racing season over, you might think that Jerome Clementz would take up residency on a couch somewhere--growing indolent and fat. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. Clementz is still out there riding, roosting trails, defying exercise guru maxims about recovery periods... It looks like a very good life indeed.
Few brands have had as much impact on cycling (and we're including our skinny-tired brethren here) as Colnago. Here's a quick tour of some of their "best" bikes--everything from a gold-plated Pope bike to crazy, futuristic models (hydraulic brakes, carbon frames and internal routing...back in the early `80s) that the cycling world is still just catching up to, decades later .